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Critical appreciation of “Jaguar” (DJBrindley).

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Critical appreciation of "Jaguar" (DJ Brindley) "Jaguar" is a poem which shows the similarities between living things and material objects. In this case this poem compares the animal feline and the car brand Jaguar. It is a very peculiar poem, because the poet doesn't tell us when he is talking about one or the other, and almost always talks about both using the same words. This poem is in a depressing tone, using depressive words like "agonisingly." This is also a very ambiguous poem, with lots of double meaning quotes, which helps us to picture what is being described which can always mean that the poet is talking about the animal or the car. We can notice this in practically all the poem. The poet uses different types of quotes, and I'm firstly going to talk about the quotes which talk about the jaguar's appearance. The first two words of the poem start to confuse us; because it says "sleek bodied." ...read more.


engine or heart of a car or an animal, I think that the situation is of tension because something important is going to happen. There are also some quotes which are more likely to mean that the poet is talking about the animal or the car. When it says "twisted sinews," I feel that the poet is talking about the animal, because sinews are tendons, and only living things have tendons, but in the other hand it could also mean the car's interior structure. "Moves into first gear," is more likely to talk about the car, because only vehicles have gears, but it could also mean that the animal starts to move when it was stopped. A very significant word the poet uses throughout the poem is "she." We see the poet treating the jaguar, car or animal, as a female person. This can have several meanings, such as that the car and the animal have many curves in their structure or body, like women, which have curves. ...read more.


I think that this is for us to stop and think and make an image of what the poem is telling us also, because it is a very complicated poem. I also think that this is to make you feel that bad things such as accidents in this case, happen very slowly for the person living it, which is the relativity theory: good things seem to happen very quickly, and bad things seem to happen very slowly. As a conclusion for this, I would say that this poem shocked me because I would never think that at the beginning of the poem, the poem could be about a car and an animal, and I think that the poet has really done a perfect comparison. Also I could say that the poet gives us a direct message, that nothing lasts forever, neither objects nor living things. I can also say that this is the most perfect poem I have ever read, because it makes a very good comparison without giving any clue of when he is talking about one thing or another, and it has really impressed me. ...read more.

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